Anchor Cottage Freshwater Decor Decorating Store

We offer decorating services in the Leelanau Peninsula. Our studio has fabrics, bedding samples and rug swatches. We offer lamp repair, shades, harps and finials with access to over 1,000 lamps. Furniture painting and repair. Wall paper books are available. Reach out to us at

Friday, June 28, 2013

What's New At Anchor Cottage

Pretty voile robes from Pine Cone Hill.

Snappy broadcloth pj's and nightshirts.

Anchor napkins and iron whale bottle openers.

Sea Bags from Maine.

Soft little baby outfits.

Aw, this is so sweet.

These are very cool outdoor pillows with the big black anchor on them.

A nautical 4th of July table.

Vintage painted shovels to hang on the garden shed. 

This summers blast from the past, rocking Creedence Clearwater Revival, you will not believe all the songs they wrote that you will recognize

Have a fun 4th of July.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Who's In Midwest Living?

Last July, 2012, I had a visit from Gisela Rose and James Yochum, from Midwest Living, come into my shop.

They were photographing a home out in Interlochen and needed extra props for staging the shoot.

So they took some products from the store and used them for the staging.

Above, they used the two pillows, on the sofa and chair, from Taylor Linens

The house has very, "unique/nautical" decor.

The stripe rug in the master is by Barrier Island Rugs.

Always fun to see your name in print!!

I sure appreciate my friend, Winnie, for bringing the magazine into the shop today.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Suttons Bay Art Walk 2013

"Picture This", paintings on old windows by Matt Gricar.

I love this abandoned house.

Painted vintage shovels to hang on your garden shed for a little bit of art in the garden.

The artist, Matt Gricar.

Every window better than the next.

My love served the hard cider by Good Neighbor Organic Vineyard & Winery.

My insurance agent manning the helm.

What a beautiful first day of summer.

Friday, June 14, 2013

What To Wear When You're Mother Of The Groom

I am getting close to finding an appropriate outfit for Christopher and Mary Ann's wedding, October 4, 2013 in Nashville.

Lafayette 148 New York catalog came in the mail and this 2 pc was on the back cover. It is sandwashed silk. Beautifully lined.

What do you think? 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Anchor Cottage Saturday Morning

Saturday morning, looking out my back door.

I have been so busy working new product into the store that I haven't posted anything in a while.

So far, this season, it has been all about the rugs.

Layers of color.

A new point of sale.

Suttons Bay Art Walk is coming up on June 21st.

Lot of fun, "nautical on the lake" decor to chose from.

Good looking glass lamps.

African dolls are adorable.

Emma Bridgewater pottery.

Bella Banquet paper place mats.

I might have to take these home.

Fish from France!

I have these pinwheels in small, medium and large. How much fun for the beach!

Painting on an old window.

This artist will be at the Art walk.

A pile of rugs to chose from.

Connie Timmer's paintings are just for fun.

Cozy bathrobe and linen nightshirt coming home with me.

Pretty in pink and white.

Think knotty cedar paneling on the walls of your cabin.

The vintage pillow cases are sweet.

This year color is king!

Perfect for your three-season porch.

Pretty pillow cases to go with the vintage quilts.

My dream ride parked across the street.

Have a nice weekend!


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